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Hey There! This is Anna, and I am a Graphic Designer!
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall is here!

Hey guys!

I've been kinda of absent on my blog lately, but it's mainly because I have taken my little hobby into bigger proportions!

As some of you might know I have moved to Castro Valley, California, and was lucky enough to live pretty close to Lake Chabot! I've been hiking there with my best Lab buddy, Cooper, 4 times week. Each week we have hiked farther and farther, starting a 4 miles to 10 miles!!

I absolutely love living because of the lake! When I first moved here I could not wait for Fall, I knew it would beautiful to see all the trees changing colors. I remember hiking during Summer and seeing a lot of green, now that is Fall I can see beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red! It's SO beautiful!! That's why I must share some photos of our adventures with you guys! :]

Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!
Try to get outside and enjoy nature :D

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Process: Cynthia's 75th Birthday Invitations

Hey guys!
Just uploaded one of my most recent projects, and is another one of those ‘process’ type of posts! So, Cynthia had approached me to create one-of-kind invitation set fort her 75th Birthday! Luckily for me, she gave me complete creative freedom to make whatever I thought it would best fit her. I was super stoked!
Next step was to visit her and get to know what she is all about. After a long drive in a very swirly road of beautiful and large homes, and getting lost multiple times, I finally reached my destination! There it was, I gorgeous home with a beautiful fa├žade,and I could totally tell a cute Philpina lady lived there because of the many orchids sitting on the front door. I was greeted by Cynthia’s grand-niece and her niece, which were super lovely! Upon coming inside the house I noticed even more orchids, loads and loads of paintings with beautiful intricate frames, antique vases, and statues. Then, I finally met Cynthia, I could barely tell she was turning 75, she looked so strong and happy!
I spoke to her, and she told of her many travels around the world and her love for orchids. She wanted something unique that was special to her. Something, that people would be like, “Oh, this is totally Cynthia!’
After an amazing afternoon with them, I went home to brainstorm and this is what came up with!
Since the party was taken place at her home, I figured to use this house as part of the design!  Although she wanted something that would appeal to her older guests, she also requested something modern, it was right up my alley! By choosing a few elements of her home and Cynthia, I was able to gather 4 main elements to display in the card.

During a conversation with her grand-niece I found out that Cynthia, through her many travels in Asia, used wax seals a lot when sending letters to her friends and family. The golden wax seal was a great way to bring that back, and she was very excited to seal these invitations.
The Final Set:

This project was a ton of fun to design! Being able to get to know my clients face-to-face is always a great way to come up with unique designs, always makes for one-of-kind projects. Thank You Cynthia and fam! <3

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Graduation Card Designs!! :D

Hey Everybody! :]
Lately I've been going full speed this invitation stuff! They're so much fun to create because you can be fun and innovative, the possibilities are endless when it comes to this kind of work. This is kind of my past time, the past couple of months, and I want to share my designs with you guys! Let mw know what your thoughts are, or even suggest an event that you think I should get a go with! <3

I wanted to create something that is modern and clean, and has strong typography and the looks of letterpress (Which reminds me, I will try to start working with letterpress, and I am already money aside to buy me an awesome kit :])! The end result is these super cute graduation cards!

There are the 'Graduation Invitation Cards'
these are great to sending to many people to come celebrate your graduation with you!

There are individual 'Graduation Greeting Cards'
these cards are to be send to a loved one who is becoming 
even more awesome than they already are! 

Yay! I loved how these came out! :]
Now to design more cool stuff!! Weeehhh!!
Love you guys<3

Love these cards? All this work is on sale on Etsy. ;]
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Awakening

Howdy guys! Long time no see!!

So, march was a crazy ass month for me! It has been super rewarding because I am working with different people now, and it's just so exciting to see what everyone is passionate about and what stuff they work on.

One of the people, or group, that has approached me is Glory | Struck, and they are going to be touring their rendition of the famous musical, Spring Awakening, this summer in Los Angeles! They asked me to work on the cover art the singles, and I jumped right in!

Of course, I will have to thank the wonderful Nikki Menez of the University of California, Santa Cruz, for helping me understand the lyrics of the songs and how their words play in relation to the play. She is so passionate about this musical that I could not ask anyone else to work with, her enthusiasm is contagious, and at times, a little scary... So thanks Nikki!

This is the first of many. This song is called 'Touch Me.'

Enjoy! :]

If you would like to know more about this musical visit, www.springawakeninginconcert.com.

I will be back with more! Love you guys!! :]